Winners to Be Inducted to Wall of Fame at MACNY’s 104th Annual Dinner

MACNY, The Manufacturers Association, announced today the 2017 inductees for the Manufacturers Wall of Fame. The late Raymond Currier of Currier Plastics and Arnie Rubenstein of United Radio will accept their awards at MACNY’s 104th Annual Dinner on May 18th, 2017. Their accomp
lishments will be celebrated by over seven hundred business and community leaders and they will be commemorated with a plaque on the Manufacturers Wall of Fame at MACNY headquarters.

“The Wall of Fame Committee this year is pleased to announce Raymond and Arnie as our 2017 Inductees into the Manufacturers Wall of Fame,” stated Randy Wolken, MACNY President & CEO.  “Both Raymond and Arnie are considered to be pioneers of manufacturing excellence and success here in Central New York, and we are pleased to not only honor Arnie and his achievements, but to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Raymond with his family and company. On behalf of the Wall of Fame Selection Committee and the manufacturing community as a whole, I would like to congratulate Raymond, Arnie, and their families and employees on this well-deserved induction into the Manufacturers Wall of Fame. We look forward to honoring their lifetime dedication to manufacturing and achievements at MACNY’s 104th Annual Dinner in Syracuse.”

In 1982, the late Raymond Currier founded Currier Plastics, with the purchase of two injection molding machines and a vision of setting a new standard for service and quality in the molding industry. Raymond served as the Founder and President of Currier Plastics, until 1987 when his son John took over.  Ray remained engaged with the company as engineering draftsman.  Under Ray’s leadership and throughout his tenure with the company, Currier Plastics grew to become the internationally renowned custom plastics injection and blow molding company that it is today. “My fondest memory of my dad at work was passing by his office on Saturday mornings and hearing him contently whistling as he worked at his drafting board.  I’m pretty sure he’s whistling now, content that he gave us a good start and pleased with what we have accomplished,” said John Currier.

Rubenstein is the Chairman of the Board of United Radio, a High Tech Electronics Remanufacture and Distribution company based in East Syracuse. Under Arnie’s 29 years of leadership, United Radio grew exponentially in employees, production, and diversification of products, enabling it to move from a regional business to a national market and setting the stage for it to become the global business it is today.

Currier and Rubenstein will represent the seventeenth class of members inducted into the Manufacturers Wall of Fame, joining a prestigious group of manufacturing leaders who have been honored since the Wall of Fame’s inception in 2001. The Manufacturers Wall of Fame celebrates individuals who have demonstrated long-term dedication to manufacturing in Central and Upstate New York.  Previous inductees will also attend and be recognized for their lifetime achievements at MACNY’s Annual Dinner.

The Annual Dinner and Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at the Syracuse OnCenter on May 18th, 2017.  For tickets or additional information, please contact Debbie Sindone at 315-474-4201 ext. 24 or [email protected].